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  1. Profile photo of emio
    May 3, 2012 at 9:43 am —

    Ahh, that christian love.

  2. Profile photo of JoJodancingbear
    May 3, 2012 at 10:12 am —

    I am from NC and am so ashamed of this!

  3. Profile photo of rjblaskiewicz
    May 3, 2012 at 10:27 am —

    I am from Earth and am so ashamed of him.

  4. Profile photo of Jesse Kindwall
    May 3, 2012 at 11:28 am —

    Kind of ironic that every quickies link today (including the one about Religious websites being riskier than porn) caused a Trend OfficeScan message to popup on my work computer notifying me of a blocked high-level security risk URL.

    • Profile photo of Siveambrai
      May 3, 2012 at 3:56 pm —

      Really? :( That’s sad since 3 out of the 4 are large news websites.

  5. Profile photo of Eskeptrical Engineer
    May 3, 2012 at 11:36 am —

    Is it just me, or have there been a ton of stories this year about awesome teenage activists? Way to go, Julia!

  6. Profile photo of Louis Doench
    May 3, 2012 at 12:31 pm —

    “Dear Parents, at the first sign that your pastor shows signs of being a homophobic jackwagon, I recommend a swift kick to the balls. How else is he ever to learn?”

    • Profile photo of Grand Lunar
      May 3, 2012 at 10:34 pm —

      Or how about a…boot to the head?

      Pop culture reference, plus a chance to knock sense into said pastor.

  7. Profile photo of marilove
    May 3, 2012 at 1:11 pm —

    That Louis CK quote in the Forbe’s article regarding the evil pastor… So perfect.

  8. Profile photo of KathyO
    May 3, 2012 at 1:25 pm —

    I don’t know whether I’m more appalled at the thought of punching little boys in the face or of inspecting little girls to make sure they look and smell nice enough. I hope the parents in his community have the sense to keep their children far away from him.

  9. Profile photo of kagehi
    May 3, 2012 at 2:01 pm —

    Hmm. Sadly, I suspect religion itself isn’t being correctly labelled as one of the viruses you can pick up while visiting their sites.

  10. Profile photo of scribe999
    May 3, 2012 at 8:30 pm —

    I know I’m just sizin’ him up from a YouTube video, but I think I can totally take that pastor dude…

  11. Profile photo of Myxini
    May 3, 2012 at 9:00 pm —

    I used to live less than a mile from that church, and I’m disgusted, but not surprised.

  12. Profile photo of Grand Lunar
    May 3, 2012 at 10:32 pm —

    Kudos for those young women to get Seventeen to use untouched images. Makes me wonder what else in the media is altered to create an askew and practically unachievable view of beauty?

    Perhaps the N.C pastor should be the one we hit each time he acts like an asshat. See how he likes it.

    I’m totally convinced the world will end.
    Too bad I’d have to wait, oh, four billion years to see it happen. ;)

  13. Profile photo of Buzz Parsec
    May 3, 2012 at 11:54 pm —

    Ah, world ending, again? The Mayan calendar has rolled over 839024 times since the Earth collapsed from a cloud of gas and dust… and the world hardly ever ended, less than 3% 5% of the time. And mostly no one even noticed. On the plus side, I’ll probably only need to do my laundry about 15 more times. I think the last time, I won’t bother folding it, since that’s the part I like least.

    P.S. Cool! An Edit button!

  14. Profile photo of Eric
    May 6, 2012 at 2:00 pm —

    Surprised the number of people who think the world is going to end in their lifetime isn’t higher, given that religion, the media and crazy guys on street corners have been telling us this our whole lives.

  15. Profile photo of victoriadashtwenty
    May 7, 2012 at 2:32 am —

    Let’s not forget that the History channel made up that 2012 nonsense. As far as I can tell, neither the Mayans nor the New Age people predicted it prior to the 2007 episode of “Decoding The Past”.

    I’m all for free speech, but I draw the line at shouting “fire” in a crowded theater. Someone’s going to drown their children over this.

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